Roadmap to Strategic HR by Ralph Christensen; Dave Ulrich"Foreword by Dave Ulrich ""It is easier to conceptualize, conceive, and write about utopia than to actually make it happen. Thirty years ago, when some of us chose to go into academics and live more in the world of ideas, Ralph Christensen chose to go into the world of practice. To be honest, he was then and is now one of the best ‘thinkers’ in the profession -- and he has shown repeatedly that he can turn ideas into action."" -- Dave Ulrich, from the Foreword For decades now, human resources professionals have sounded the drumbeat of change: HR must transform itself from an administrative function into a strategic business partner. But it has been said so often, for so long, and with so little concrete, real-life information on how to actually achieve this new mission, that the message often sounds like a wouldn’t-it-be-nice scenario. But it isn’t. More and more traditional HR activities are being farmed out to service centers, external vendors, and line managers. The work of HR is changing, and more and more professionals realize that to succeed in the future they must be part of the team that makes important business decisions. Roadmap to Strategic HR is a sorely needed prescription for achieving strategic focus in complex organizations. Drawn from the author’s more than 25 years of experience and insights as an HR practitioner at Hallmark and other companies, the book outlines a 10-step, results-oriented plan for making the transition. It helps you integrate top-quality tactical work with innovative internal systems -- talent systems, training systems, reward systems, or work processes -- that will meet the strategic business demands of your organization. Easy-to-read, thought-provoking, and packed with real-world examples of what worked and what didn’t at Hallmark, Roadmap to Strategic HR helps you: * Boil down the reams of research and concepts into a comprehensible plan you can successfully implement. * Understand the business realities that are driving change, including employees afraid for their jobs, and demanding and scarce customers. * Compress the multitude of HR activities into five fundamental processes: workforce planning and staffing, learning and development, organization development, performance management, and employee relations. * Examine each of the five processes through a powerful strategic lens. * Resolve the tensions between HR specialists and HR generalists. * Build a real partnership between the frontline managers and HR staff. * Identify the competencies required of HR professionals who assume the crucial role of “organizational architect.” * Recognize the roadblocks and political landmines that might lurk along the way. The connection between people issues and business success is irrefutable. As the author so aptly puts it: “Talent is the engine behind the creation of all value.” Roadmap to Strategic HR is the most succinct, most practical book available for strengthening the link between people and value -- for building a department that drives excellence throughout the organization -- and for honing your department’s focus so that it stays locked on the marketplace and the business strategy."
Publication Date: 2005-11-04
Quantifying Human Resources by Clotilde CoronSince the late 20th Century, Human Resources (HR) has had a legal obligation to produce reports for management in most firms. However, these have long been considered restrictive and are seldom used to improve decision-making. More recently, the emergence of analytics, Big Data and algorithms has enabled a reconfiguration of the uses of quantification in HR. Accompanied by empirical examples, this book presents and defines the different tools and uses of quantification in HR. It studies the effect of these tools on decision-making and ? without subscribing to the myth of objective and rational quantification ? presents the contributions and limits of the use of data in HR, and analyzes the potential risks of excessive quantification. It also discusses the appropriation of these tools by the various players in a company and examines their effects on the position of HR.
Publication Date: 2020-06-16
Reframing Organizations by Lee G. Bolman; Terrence E, DealAN ELEGANT FRAMEWORK FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has been transforming business leadership for over 40 years. Using a multidisciplinary approach to management, this deceptively simple model offers a powerful set of tools for navigating complexity and turbulence; as the political and economic climate continues to evolve, this model has never been more relevant than today. The Structural Frame explores the convergence of organizational structure and function, and shows why social architecture must take environment into account. Case studies illustrate successful alignment in diverse organizations, and guidelines provide strategic insight for avoiding common pathologies and achieving the right fit. The Human Resource Frame dissects the complex dynamics at the intersection of people and organizations and charts the leadership and human resource practices that build motivation and high performance. The Political Frame shows how competition, conflict, and the struggle for power and resources can be either a tool for growth or a toxic landmine for an individual or organization. Case studies show how both constructive and destructive practices influence social, political, and economic trends both within and beyond organizational boundaries. The Symbolic Frame defines organizational culture, and delves into the emotional and existential underbelly of social life. It underscores the power of symbolic forms such as heroes, myths, and rituals in providing the glue that bonds social collectives together. The Seventh Edition has been updated with new information on cross-sector collaboration, generational differences, virtual environments, globalization, cross-cultural communication, and more, with an expanded Instructor's Guide that includes summaries, mini-assessments, videos, and extra resources.
Publication Date: 2021-09-15
Responsible Restructuring by Wayne F. CascioFirms that restructure through downsizing are not more profitable than those that don't, and often end up hurting themselves in the long run. Responsible Restructuring draws on the results of an eighteen-year study of S&P 500 firms to prove that it makes good business sense to restructure responsibly-to avoid downsizing and instead regard employees as assets to be developed rather than costs to be cut. Wayne Cascio explodes thirteen common myths about downsizing, detailing its negative impact on profitability, productivity, quality, and on the morale, commitment, and even health of survivors. He uses real-life examples to illustrate successful approaches to responsible restructuring used by companies such as Charles Schwab, Compaq, Cisco, Motorola, Reflexite, and Southwest Airlines. And he offers specific, step-by-step advice on what to do-and what not to do-when developing and implementing a restructuring strategy that, unlike layoffs, leaves the organization stronger and better able to face the challenges ahead.
Publication Date: 2002-09-09
SHRM Society for Human Resource Management Complete Study Guide by Sandra M. ReedAdvance your current career or start a new one by obtaining the industry-leading SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional association for Human Resources practitioners. Its certifications, while challenging to obtain, open enormous opportunities in the HR field and prove your competence and expertise in the profession. In SHRM Society for Human Resource Management Complete Study Guide: SHRM-CP Exam and SHRM-SCP Exam, veteran HR consultant Sandra M. Reed delivers a comprehensive roadmap to achieving the premier certification for global human resource professionals. You'll get access to Sybex's comprehensive study package, including an assessment test, chapter tests, practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms. Discover hands-on, practical exercises that prepare you for real-world HR interviews and jobs as you master the technical, leadership, and business competencies you'll need to succeed on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Exams and in your new HR career. This book also provides: Fully updated information for the latest SHRM Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional exams Opportunities for new career transitions or advancement with a highly sought-after professional certification Access to Sybex online study tools, with chapter review questions, full-length practice exams, hundreds of electronic flashcards, and a glossary of key terms Perfect for HR leaders who wish to pursue the SHRM Senior Certified Professional or SHRM Certified Professional designations, this study guide also teaches the skills required by anyone seeking to transition into an HR-related role. It offers intuitive and easy-to-follow organization and comprehensive domain coverage ideal for experienced and novice professionals alike.
Publication Date: 2022-01-06
Strategic Human Resource Management by Ananda Das GuptaThe concept of strategic human resource management has developed widely in the last couple of years, especially because of the impact of human resources on the competitiveness of organizations. The development of human resource strategies involves taking into account their multiple mutual dependencies and the fact that they must be vertically integrated with the business strategy. These strategies define the intentions and plans related to the overall organizational considerations, such as organizational competitiveness, effectiveness or image, and to more specific aspects of human resources management, such as resourcing, motivating, valuating, learning and development, reward and employee relations. Strategic management of human resources provides a large perspective on the way critical issues or success factors related to people can be addressed and how different concepts of strategic decisions are made, with long-term impacts on the behavior and success of the organization. The fundamental objective of human resource strategic management is to generate strategic capabilities by ensuring that the organization has the high-qualified, committed and well-motivated employees it needs to achieve and sustain the competitive advantage. The emergence of strategic human resource management (SHRM) is influenced by global competition and the corresponding search for sources of a sustainable competitive advantage. SHRM has achieved its prominence because it provides a means by which business firms can enhance the competitiveness and promote managerial efficiency. It facilitates the development of human capital that meets the requirements of a competitive business strategy, so that organizational goals and the mission of the organization will be achieved. The HRM system is defined as "a set of distinct but interrelated activities, functions and processes that are directed at attracting, developing, and maintaining (or disposing of) a firm's human resources." Many agree that HRM is the most effective tool which contributes to the creation of human capital, and in turn, contributes to organizational performance and the competitive advantage. This book puts emphasis on understanding the role of HRM between organizations and people and provides an analytical approach toward encompassing HRM, employment relations, and organizational behavior. As a management discipline, HRM draws insights, models and theories from cognate disciplines and applies them to real-world settings. Further, this book discusses how current theoretical perspectives and frameworks (e.g., those related to strategic competitiveness, knowledge management, learning organization, communities of practice, etc.) can be applied by reflective practitioners to create an eco-friendly organizational culture.
Publication Date: 2020-03-25
International Human Resource Management by Dennis R. Briscoe; Randall S. Schuler; Ibraiz TariqueThoroughly updated and expanded, the fourth edition of International Human Resource Management: Policies and Practices for Multinational Enterprisesnow includes learning objectives, discussion questions, end-of-chapter cases, and two end-of-book integrative cases. It has been designed to lead readers through all of the key topics in a highly engaging and approachable way. This book focuses on International Human Resource Management within multi-national enterprises (MNEs) and covers topics including: the development of IHRM MNE and country culture strategic IHRM organizational structure and design international joint ventures and cross-border mergers and acquisitions labor standards, ethics and codes of conduct global talent management selection and management of international assignees training and management development compensation and benefits health and safety and crisis management international HRIS international Human Resource Management departments and professionals. Uncovering precisely why International Human Resource Management is important for success in international business and how International Human Resource Management policies and practices function within the multinational enterprise, this comprehensive textbook provides an outstanding foundation for understanding the theory and practice of International Human Resource Management. This book is essential reading for all students, lecturers and International Human Resource Management professionals.